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Shout Out Louds are over for Coachella this weekend, and if you are far far away from the desert like we are, here is a video from Uncensored Interview from when they were here in March.   More >

She & Him on Conan

Video of questionable quality on youtube in case you missed it! Great photos from the Webster Hall show last night at Prefix. She & Him will be on the The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on April 28.   More >

She & Him relocate show & appear on Conan!

After postponing last night's show due to illness, She & Him have relocated tonight's show to Webster Hall and are honoring all tickets from the Hiro Ballroom shows. Check out the Pitchfork interview and don't miss She & Him on Late Night with Conan O'Brien tonight, too!   More >

Big Dipper on the Late Risers' Club!

WMBR's Late Risers' Club had special guest Gary Waleik on the show this morning! You can listen to an archive HERE! Big Dipper reunites later this week! Don't miss it! 04.24.2008 * Hoboken NJ @ Maxwell's 04.25.2008 * Brooklyn NY @ Southpaw 04.26.2008 * Cambridge MA @ Middle East Downstairs   More >

Big Dipper Week!

Image from Things I'd Rather Be Doing is kicking off Big Dipper week today! Monday brings the bulk of the interviews with the band -- Gary Waleik, Bill Goffrier, Jeff Oliphant and Steve Michener -- while the days that follow will find me (and the band) looking at each of the band's four LPs (for the sake of scheduling, Boo-Boo will be included with Heavens, just as it was on my worn Homestead Records twofer CD) and the new material on Supercluster will be considered the band's fourth LP). Why not head over to the Merge store so you can have your own Big Dipper week? And don't forget about their upcoming tour dates!   More >

Wye Oak in stores now!

Wye Oak - If Children is in stores today! To celebrate, Stereogum brings you Quit Your Day Job with Jenn Wasner! Unless you were born with one of those silver spoons, you likely work a day job, sneaking time for your own business when not taking care of someone else's.   More >

Spoon live @ WYEP!

Listen to Spoon play live on Pittsburgh's member-supported radio station, WYEP at 1:05 pm EST. See Spoon on tour, here!   More >

Merge Records presents Greaves' documentary at Full Frame

We are presenting Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One, directed by William Greaves, tonight at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival held each year in Durham, NC. In Greaves's experimental, improvisational masterpiece, a second film crew documents the first while they record a series of actors reenacting the same breakup scene over and over again.   More >

Merge @ SXSW 2008

A selection of photos from our SXSW 2008 experience: Wye Oak warming up backstage at The Parish She & Him trying to stay cool! A hard-earned Shout Out Louds' nap! Jimmy Putnam and the new Radar Bros.   More >

Merge Releases in March!

Big Dipper sent us a basket of celebratory fruit as Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology reaches stores! Also out: Destroyer - Trouble In Dreams She & Him - Volume One Buy them from our new Digital Store or your local record shops!   More >

Portastatic vs. Hot Chip

Portastatic covered Hot Chip's "And I Was a Boy from School" for Some Small Things You Can't Defend.   More >

Imperial Teen at the Fader Sideshow!

Just in time for 2008's SXSW, here's video from 2007's Fader Sideshow when Imperial Teen played!! More video at Baeble Music. For those of you traveling to Austin next week, be sure to hit the Merge showcase! Line-up HERE!   More >

Oakley Hall rock NYC, McCarren Pool, and October Road!

Oakley Hall will play the Knitting Factory NYC TONIGHT, February 29! Mike Bones, Company, and Oneida join them on the bill. Also, Angela will be featured on Monday Night's episode of October Road! You can buy a copy of Oakley Hall's I'll Follow You HERE! New tour dates with The Constantines have been added to the site, so don't miss them!   More >

Shout Out Louds like Food

Ted from Shout Out Louds chatted with Julia Simon at about some of his favorite Swedish delicacies.   More >

Wye Oak on WERS!

Wye Oak will stop by Boston's WERS today for an in-studio in advance of their show TONIGHT at the Middle East Club! Tune in at 2pm eastern TODAY HERE Wye Oak on the road: 02.22.2008 * Cambridge MA @ The Middle East Upstairs 02.24.2008 * New York NY @ Cake Shop 03.01.2008 * Baltimore MD @ Creative Alliance 03.14.2008 * Austin TX The Parish 04.11.2008 * Baltimore MD @ G-Spot 04.12.2008 * Brooklyn NY @ Union Hall 04.13.2008 * Washington DC @ Black Cat 05.02.2008 * Toronto ON @ Over the Top Festival @ Sneaky Dee's If Children is out April 8!   More >

American Music Club on Stripwax

click image to make larger Stripwax, The World's Only Comic Strip Record Review, offered this review of American Music Club's newly released album, The Golden Age.   More >